Zafaran exposes musicians who ask for sexual favors in return for collaborations

Swangz Avenue singer Zafaran born Josephine Nakyoonyi has vented frustration with male musicians in the Uganda music industry who ask for sexual favours before giving out collaborations.

Via her X handle, Zafaran revealed that some male musicians ask for sex in return for a music collaboration, something she finds disheartening.

She noted that the Uganda music industry should be a place of mutual respect, and professional integrity, rather than a marketplace for exploitation.

Zafaran urged her fellow musicians who have faced similar situations to stand up for themselves and strive for better conditions.


It is worth noting that Zafaran is not the only female musician to speak out against this issue, as many others have been exploited over the years, leading to a loss of interest in their careers.

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As a female artist in Uganda, I am disheartened by what male artists take us through before we work with them. A male artist will ask for sex in return for a collaboration, Really??. Is that what other females are doing?? Our music industry should be a place of mutual respect and professional integrity, not a marketplace for exploitation. I stand with every woman who has faced similar challenges and call upon all of us to demand better. Let’s work together to create a music industry that values talent and collaboration over coercion and misconduct. I’m so tired & fed up


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